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MG 420 Labor Relations
Flowers, Linda A.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

S2W 2011 TIH

Faculty

Flowers, Linda A.

Title

Senior Adjunct

Degrees/Certificates

MBA from California State University
BS in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University

Office Location

Tinker Air Force Base

Office Hours

Before and After Class, By Appointment

Daytime Phone

405-381-3577 home

Other Phone

405-833-2948 cell

E-Mail

linda.flowers@park.edu

LFLOWJINGO@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Semester Dates

March 21 - May 15, 2011

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

4:30 - 10:20 PM  (weeks 1 & 8), 4:30 - 7:20 (weeks 2-6) Blended Format

Prerequisites

MG 352 and HR 353

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Budd, Labor Relations: Striking A Balance, 3rd Edition, 2010, McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN 13: 9780073530338

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Course Description:
MG420 Labor Relations: Consideration of the development, legal environment, and current problems of the industrial relations system. Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG 352 and HR 353.

Educational Philosophy:
My philosophy as an instructor is to challenge my students to learn as much as they can and to enjoy that learning process. The atmosphere of my classroom is one of mutual respect rather than one of authority.   I teach students, not subjects.  In order for my students to learn effectively, communication with them is an utmost priority.  Through communication, I will be able to “listen” to what they are saying and to discern their level of understanding.  I must have strong written communication skills; engage them in a safe and open environment; and build a sense of community among them.  And I will learn right along with them. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining theories.
  2. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor and management conflict resolution.
  3. Evaluate how labor relations theories can be applied to workplace practices including the students own work environment.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify three laws that support collective bargaining.
  2. Describe the process of establishing a bargaining unit.
  3. Describe the role and function of an arbitrator.
  4. Describe the process of decertification of a labor bargaining unit.
Core Assessment:
 

 

Class Assessment:

Assignment 
Number
Points per Week
Total Points In Course
Weekly Class Discussion
8
 30
240
Mid-Term Exam
1
200
200
Research Paper
1
120
120
Reflective Questions
8
  15
120
Final Exam
1
320
320
Total
1000
 
 

Grading:

Grade

Points

A

900-1000

B

800-899

C

700-799

D

600-699

F

Less than 600

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If work is late due to an excused absence, no deduction is made; otherwise, a 20% deduction wil be made each class until the work is submitted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Treat fellow classmates with respect.
Disagree professionally.
Be on time.
Be in class every session unless excused prior to the absence.
 
If you are going to miss a class, notify me in advance of the class.  In case of an emergency, notify me as soon as possible.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Foundations - March 21, 2011
 
Readings: Read Chapters 1 and 2 of the text
 
Discussion Questions Assignment: Answer the discussion question posted in the Week One Discussion Question area. Respond to at least one other student.
 
Reflective Question
 
Assign and discuss research paper.
 
Week 2: Industrial Relations - March 28, 2011
 
Readings: Read Chapters 3 and 4 of the text.
 
Discussion Questions Assignment: Answer the discussion question posted in the Week Two Discussion Question area. Respond to at least one other student.
 
Reflective Question
 
Week 3: Industrial Relations - April 4, 2011
 
Readings: Read Chapters 5 and 6 of the text.
 
Discussion Questions Assignment: Answer the discussion questions posted in the Week Three Discussion Question area. Respond to at least one other student.
 
Reflective Question
 
Week 4: 21st Century - April 11, 2011
 
Readings: Read Chapters 7 and 8 of the text.
 
Discussion Questions Assignment: Answer the discussion question posted in the Week Four Discussion Question area. Respond to at least one other student.
 
Reflective Question
 
Mid-Term Exam
 
Week 5: Reflections - April 18, 2011
 
Readings: Read Chapters 9 and 10 of the text.
 
Discussion Questions Assignment: Answer the discussion questions posted in the Week Five Discussion Question area. Respond to at least one other student.
 
Reflective Question
 
Week 6: April 25, 2011
 
Readings: Read Chapters 11 and 12 of the text.
 
Discussion Questions Assignment: Answer the discussion questions posted in the Week Six Discussion Question area. Respond to at least one other student.
 
Reflective Question
 
Week 7: May 2, 2011
 
Readings: Read Chapter 13 of the text.
 
Discussion Questions Assignment: Answer the discussion questions posted in the Week Seven Discussion Question area. Respond to at least one other student.
 
Reflective Question
 
Research Paper Due
 
Week 8: May 9, 2011

Discussion Questions Assignment: Answer the discussion questions posted in the Week Eight Discussion Question area. Respond to at least one other student.
 
Reflective Question

Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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